Food for Our Minds and Spirits: Jazz is Life

Sometimes it is hard to tap into our spiritual selves or find time to nurture our intellectual curiosity. Here is a section that reflects on some nourishing materials from around the web and related media channels in order to get us thinking, get us feeling, and get us reflecting on the lives we are living in this big, beautiful world. **Some Adult/Mature Themes May Appear in Links and Other Attached Material**

Jazz is Life

Jazz can be a musical catch-all at times, especially for those, like me, who are only lightly informed about Jazz’s history and legacy. But speaking for myself, as I understand and learn more about this quintessential American artform. But the way that Jazz taps into the rhythms and pulse of the world around us is one of the first things that strikes even a casual listener.

So, when someone put a video on the internet of a spastic, broken air conditioner that comprised a whole Jazz rhythm section, it became a challenge and a hashtag: #brokenairconchallenge. And thereby, Jazz manages another reincarnation into the world. The below video shows what results.

My take away? Music is really all around us all the time, just waiting to happen.

Allan T. GeorgiaM.Div., M.T.S., PhD he/his/him Director of Religious Education (Lifespan Faith Development)